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armstrong. mostly because if you look at that united states anti-doping agency report, it says that there were 38 blood samples taken from lance armstrong between 2009 and 2011 when he was making that comeback in the tour de france, and it showed blood levels with values with the likelihood of occurring naturally in less than 1 in a million. so a great deal of questions will be raised as lance armstrong continues to assert that he rode those last two years cleanly. there's a great deal of speculation about that. erin? >> thanks, ed. now i want to bring in our panel. david epstein is a senior writer for "sports illustrated." dana jacobson is with cbs sports and paul callan is our legal contributor. you were all critical last night. you didn't feel satisfied. let me ask you, did you feel that -- did he win you another tonight? >> no. and i said earlier there's probably no way he could have won me over. maybe i saw a little more human side when his kids were mentioned. he was -- oprah said do you owe people an apology and he listed the people he owes an apology to, and he didn't d
on fiscal issues. on the debt ceiling, it made no sense to risk the full faith and credit of the united states for whatever agenda you have. the business community felt that. the public felt that. and so the fact that they have backed off both -- not only the idea that we should hold debt ceiling hostage, but second that it shouldn't be one for one cuts, you know, boehner used to say that, the house proposal doesn't say that, dollar in cutting for every dollar in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. on the budget -- >> on the spending reform measures, you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't
first trip outside of the united states never made her flight home from turkey and her family says they are joining the search to find her. a bomb shell if the unsolved murder of jon benet, a grand jury now, we know, voted to indict her parents in that little girl's death well more than a decade ago but the prosecutors said no. the details on that coming up. iran claims they have done something that the united states did in 1950 and they very excited. they sent a monkey into space. the white house doesn't boy it. all ahead unless breaking news changes everything. this is "studio b" today. but there is breaking news, first from fox at 3:00, in new york city, lawmakers from both parties today unveiled the sweeping immigration overhaul with a plan that gives 11 million illegal immigrants a pass to citizenship. the proposal combines calls for tighter board security with calls to allow illegal immigrants to stay in the united states. the immigrants would be allowed to apply for resident status but only after new border enforcement measures are firmly in place. the sundays laid owe the p
to undergo a background check and pay a fine and back taxes before gaining legal status in the united states. all that is contingent on securing borders. the proposal provides for increased use of drones, more personnel and improved infrastructure and it would create an employment verification system and improve the process for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered t
boehner, may god bless this congress. may god always bless the united states of america. my colleagues, the speaker of the house, john boehner. [ applause ] >> leader pole helosi, thank yo your kind words. members of the house, senate, my wife, debbie you who is with us today, thankfully, the girls are working. and all of you and our fellow countrymen. you know, we met mete again at democracy's great port of call. every two years, at this hour, the constitution brings a new order to this house. and it's an interlude for reflection, a glimpse of old truths. and to our new members and our families, let me just say welcome. [ applause ] i know you're feeling a bit awe-struck at this moment. history runs through this building. and now you're among a select few to share in this privilege. and for those of you who are returning, who avenue walked the -- who have walk walked these aisles before, maybe it's time we get a little awe-struck again. [ applause ] the way our founders envisioned it the republic will be led by citizens who recognize that the blessings that we receive by governing our
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" investigation into a booming business, birth tourism. foreign women giving birth in the united states so their kids will be citizens, but this time, we're not talking about people south of the border. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, the battle over super storm sandy. so the house of representatives is going to vote tonight, really just imminently, on a controversial relief package for the victims of the devastating october 29th storm. a $17 billion aid package was approved earlier today and at this moment, another $34 billion is at stake. i know this might sound like an easy vote because disaster relief always gets approved but right now, when it comes to spending this country's money, every single dollar is getting subjected to scrutiny and just as we saw with the fiscal cliff battle, not everyone in washington thinks this disaster relief should pass. >> $16 billion is to quintuple the size of the grant program, the slush fund that pays for such dubious projects as doggy day care centers. it doesn't even have to be spent in the hurricane area
of immunity is of very specific importance for the united states. as was, for us, the issue of sovereignty and detentions and the continued presence of international forces in afghan villages and the very conduct of the war itself. with those issues resolved, as we did today, part of it, the rest was done earlier, i can go to the afghan people and argue for immunity for u.s. troops in afghanistan in a way that afghan sovereignty would not be compromised, in a way that afghan law would not be compromised, in a way that the provisions that we arrive at through talks will give the united states the satisfaction of what it seeks and will also provide the afghan people the benefits that they are seeking through this partnership and the subsequent agreement. [ inaudible ] >> that's not for us to decide. it is an issue for the united states. numbers are not going to make a difference to the situation in afghanistan. it is the broader relationship that will make a difference to afghanistan and beyond in the region. the specifics of numbers are issues that the military will decide and afghanistan w
. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. of course, any child born in the united states is automatically an american citizen. mexican mothers have for many years crossed the boarder to give birth for that reason. but john blackstone reporting in los angeles has discovered that maternity tourism in america has caught on with mothers in china. >> reporter: her name is ada lin she's four months old and the only american citizen in her family. her parents-- who agreed to speak with us if they didn't show their faces-- traveled from china to los angeles so ada could be born in america and claim u.s. citizenship. "i want her to live a happy life" her father says. "the family is back in china now. they're among thousands of chinese who've become so-called birth tourists. staying in maternity hotels near los angeles. these hotels are often single- family homes in quiet neighborhoods.me >> not here! not here! >> reporter: at least two are in chino hills, california, where residents are annoyed at the frequent comings and going. chino hills resident mow sana'a mitchell. why does this offend you? >
, will the president of the united states, the official oath of office, in a private ceremony at the white house. peter doocy live in washington with the latest. >> and last night was the big kids inaugural ball at walter e washington convention center just up massachusetts avenue, as for the big stars that were there, usher performed the opening act and then far east movement, the gas of "glee" and katy perry there in red, white and blu lesser-known acts like mindless behavior, and the crowd was about a third the size of a similar event back in 2009. last night. roughly 5,000 people showed up. four years ago, there were 14,000 people, but the crowd was mostly made up of military families and school kids from chicago and the first lady made sure to let everyone in the audience know that just because the war in afghanistan is ending does not mean that the country will stop taking care of servicemen and women and their families. >> as these wars draw to an end, and we draw down our troops, i want you all to know, absolutely, but here is the thing, i want you to know you and your families to know that we
and even here in the united states. we could have passed it last year. he we had republicans and democrats -- we had republicans and democrats, not a single senator blocked that passage. i hope we canover come the obstruction. this is a blight on the world community. it's a blight on the united states. we should be taking steps to stop it. we also have to in the judiciary committee continue to exercise oversight when it comes to our nation's counterterrorism efforts to protect the civil liberties of all americans. we'll examine the constitutional and legal issues implicated by the administration's use of droughns abroad. my concern goes beyond the legal force used against suspected terrorists. i am concerned about the growing use of drones by federal and local authorities to spy on americans here at home. this vast emerging technology is cheap, but i think just because it's available doesn't even it helps us. i think there could be a significant threat to the privacy and civil liberties of millions of americans. so just because we have the technology that allows us to spy on each other, le
's intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate. >> well, first -- >> name one. >> i don't know. >> well, why would you say it? >> i didn't have in mind a specific person. >> sir, do you agree it's provocative statement. i can't think of a more provocative thing to say about the relationship between the united states and israel and the senate or the congress than what you said. name one dumb thing we have been goaded in to do because of the pressure of the israeli or jewish lobby. >> i have already stated that i regret the term nlg. >> you said back then it makes us do dumb things. you can't name one senator intimidated. now give me one example of the dumb things we're pressured to do up here. >> we were talking in that interview about the middle east. about positions. about israel. >> now that exchange followed another faceoff earlier today with senator john mccain over the war in iraq. >> will you please answer the question? will you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since until nam? were you co
at the same time profoundly wrong on some of the biggest national security threats confronting the united states today. he's a good man, but this is a wrong job for him because he's certainly outside of the national security mainstream. >> you're going to see my interview with senator cornyn during our 5:00 p.m. eastern hour. that's our next hour. we'll get specific about why senator cornyn thinks hagel's the wrong man for the job. let's dig a little deeper with our chief political analyst gloria borger. why do you think -- i know you're speaking to a lot of folks, the president held firm, refused to be kowtowed, refused to give up on hagel? >> that's right, wolf, as you know, we've been reporting hagel was his top choice since sort of early/mid-december and i don't think that really wavered even in the face of all this criticism that has come out. first, the president obviously believes that he's qualified. he's a decorated war veteran. in the congress, he served on the foreign relations and intelligence committees. he's co-chair of the president's intelligence advisory board. i think th
of this country. what is so important for economic growth in the united states of america is capital, is people having the money in their pockets to be able to invest, innovation and the growth of small businesses and other businesses and corporations. but what you see happening right now is a redistribution of that wealth through taxation. when you look at the affordable care act and the fact that you are going to have capital gains taxes and dividend taxes part of that, health savings accounts and flexible spending accounts, being taxed largely. when have you such things as real estate and financial transaction tax and medical expenses all of a sudden, taxed. that's on top what you have are already seeing with the affordable care act. you can't go above 50 employees or you go into a different category. what we see right now, greta, is the tax code used as a punitive measure to grow washington, d.c., to grow bigger government and redistribute wealth, based upon their ideological beliefs. >> one of the biggest expenses in the federal government does include some of our more impoverished neighbo
running low on vaccine doses. >> gregg: and france is now saying that the united states is aiding effort to fight islamic extremists, what it may mean for our military. >> arthel: president obama chosen few, the cabinet nominees that will face congress. we have a fair and balanced debate. >> gregg: we begin this hour with the future of america's gun laws, now the focus of a red hot debate. joe biden is getting ready to make had his recommendations to president obama this tuesday on ways to curb gun violence. coming up about month after the school shootings in connecticut, speculation is growing on what he will propose and also the arguments on sunday political talk shows. peter doocy has more on the plan expected to be unveiled this week. is the nra changing their tune on gun control? >> reporter: no, they are not. david keen is still steamed that obama administration is putting emphasis on it. he doesn't think he is tag their concerns seriously. >> we wish instead of talking about guns specifically that they question that they would address what can we do to prevent these kinds of thing
direction in fairness, right after this break. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> all right. if it's saturday morning, it's tax policy here on "up." we're talking about the deal that was struck this past week to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. i want to give people a sense of the size of the tax increase we're talking about. it's about .2% of "gameday." .2% of gdp, take a look at historical comparison. the big tax rate that ronald reagan did in 1982 was 1% of gdp. if you look at the first clinton budget which we remember as an iconic moment of raising taxes, that was .6% of gdp. so this is in the historical sense quite a relatively low amount of tax hiking in an historic al perspective of raising other taxes. this to me before we went to break i said was a big question.
unconstitutional measure, edict, that's being issued by the president of the united states. we need to send a clear message to the federal government that we're not going to continue what we enforce what we believe to be unconstitutional laws. >> different issue, same words. states' rights. back in the 1950s and '60s, local police often stood by and refused to enforce new civil rights laws. now, some conservative sheriffs say they'll refuse to enforce new gun control laws from washington because they may consider them unconstitutional. today's conservatives aren't opposing the right of our children to go to school. but they are standing in the way of our children going to school safely. that's why president obama is proposing these strong, common sense solutions to gun violence. >> that most fundamental set of rights to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. fundamental rights that were denied to college stunts dents virginia tech and elementary school students in newtown and kids on street corners in chicago. those rights are at stake. we're responsible. >> we're all responsible for protec
the president of the united states policy. his orders. get us out of iraq. yeah. >> they are acting like it would be the defense secretary that would decide whether or not we would go to war or not. it comes down to the same thing. they can't accept that he beat his republican opponent twice in a row. they want to make the choices for him. >> there is nothing funnier than pretending that there is nothing more than one degree of difference on israel between the two parties ever. >> right. there is no difference for the record, the officials have said that security cooperation has never been closer between the united states and israel than under barack obama the policy is the same. recall though that everybody on the hill is raising money all the time. if they think they can raise money by beating up on the president then they will do so. rush are limbaugh has a half interesting point to make about the haegle point now. >> obama is going to be the first democrat to actually cut the defense budget. i shouldn't say cut dismantle the military. this is more than cutting the budget. he wants to
a strong claim to presidential authority in the united states constitution. perhaps above all else the presidential duty is to keep the government from going to pieces, to do so, the president may even have to choose the least troubling option from a menu of unconstitutional choices, and this may be precisely the kind of constitutional interpretation that our current president is considering. a week away from his second inauguration, president obama is facing a series of roadblocks to going about the business of governing, from replacing outgoing cabinet members, to the ability to issue new debt, and the issue between the oval office and capitol hill has been proven intractable and how can he keep the government from going to pieces. two legal scholars may have a solution for the president particularly when it comes to the debt standoff. writing for the columbia law review, the authors write that in the debt ceiling deal context and given the balance of the practical stand prudential considerations, the least constitutional choice would be for the president to continue to issue deb
. who gets the privilege of becoming a citizen of the united states of america. that's a big deal. when we talk about that in the abstract, it's easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of us versus them. and when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of us used to be them. we forget that. it's really important for us to remember our history. you know? unless you're one of the first americans, a native american, you came from some place else. somebody brought you. ken salazar, he's of, you know, mexican american descent but he points out that his family is living where he is for 400 years so he didn't immigrate anywhere. the irish who left behind a land of famine, the germans who fled persecution, the scandinavians who arrived eager to pie out west, the polish, the russians, the italians, the chinese, the japanese, the west indians, the huddled masses who came through ellis island on one coast and angel island on the other. all those folks before they were us, they were them. and when each new wave of immigrants arrived, they faced resistance from those who were al
there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants here in the united states. >> yes, they broke the rules. they crossed the border illegally. >> some crossed the border illegally. they have broken the rules. >> and the overwhelming majority of these individuals aren't looking for any trouble. they're contributing members of the community. they're looking out for their families. >> the overwhelming majority of these folks are just trying to earn a living and provide for their families. >> businesses that are trying to do the right thing, that are hiring people legally, paying a decent wage, following the rules, they're the ones who suffer. they've got to compete against companies that are breaking the rules. >> this puts companies who follow the rules and americans who rightly demand the minimum wage or overtime or just a safe place to work, it puts those businesses at a disadvantage. >> first, i believe we need to stay focused on enforcement. that means continuing to strengthen security at our borders. >> first, we know the government has a threshold responsibility to secure our borders.
in the united states senate spent our time trying to prevent that 60th. thank god for senator lieberman. i think history has already made a judgment about the surge, sir, and you're on the wrong side of it. and your refusal to answer whether you were right or wrong about it is going to have an impact on my judgment as to whether or not to vote for your confirmation or not. i hope you will reconsider the fact you refused to answer a fundamental question about an issue that took the lives of thousands of young americans. >> senator, there was more to it than just flooding -- >> i'm asking about the surge, senator hagel. >> i know you are and i'm trying to explain my position. the beginning of the surge also factored into what general allen had put in place in anbar province, the sunni awaken iing. we put over, as you know, 100,000 -- >> i'm very aware of the history of the surge and the anbar awakening, and i also am aware any casual observer will know the surge was the fundamental factor led by two great leaders, general petraeus and -- >> i don't know if that would have been required and cost us
for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> three weeks from today the swearing in of president president obama. this year two times the fun. the president will be sworn in on january 20th as dictated by the constitution. since the 20th falls on a sunday that ceremony will take place at the white house. there will be a second more public inaugural ceremony at the u.s. capitol the next day, monday january 21st. >>> let's take a look at other stories. apparently americans are not the only ones excited about the president's inauguration. ♪ four years have passed but president is still the man ♪ ♪ >> the irish group is at it again with the second song for the president. the first song went viral and earned the duo an invitation to the president's inauguration. this time the president's distant cousin will present a copy of the new song to the president for which he was given a co-writer credit. we'll find out for sure if formerer
in the united arab emirates, the world's tall els building set the stage for a giant celebration. in paris, tens of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. while in london, big ben rang out the old and rang in the new. and the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands crammed into times square to officially welcome 2013. kirk gregory, nbc news. >> beautiful kisses to start the new year. >>> on the first day of the new year, more than 400 new laws go into effect around the country. here are just a few. in maryland, same-sex couples now have the right to marry. and the wedding ceremonies started just after midnight in baltimore. california and illinois have both banned employers from forcing their workers or job applicants to hand over passwords from their personal facebook or twitter accounts. california's also outlawed using hounds to hunt bobcats or bears after lawmakers decided it's not a fair fight. in florida, flash away. police can no longer give tickets to drivers who flash their headlights to let fellow motorists know there's a speed trap ahead. >>> here's your new year's
reported the tax increase actually affected all three quarters of the united states. now we are learning it has affected so many middle class americans that consumer confidence is slipping. fox business network elizabeth mcdonald is here. >> this comes from the conference board consumer index. it's a really important index. the federal reserve tracks it economists on wall street track it. it did take a sharp drop in january. all of the positive gains in the index in 2012. what the top officials are saying is that consumers are more pessimistic about their financial situation and they are attributing it to the hike in the payroll tax. it has undoubtedly dampened consumer spirits us. the payroll tax was reinstated recently. what the board is saying is it may take a while for confidence to rebound. the conference board for consumer confidence is one of the leading economic indicators. the confidence drop comes despite the improvement in the housing market despite the fact that auto sales annual high of 14 and a half million since the financial crisis and stops near all time highs as well. i
they thought about him. looking live at new york city, home of the united nations. world leaders from 93 countries are gathering for a meeting. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the meeting, with blistering words. >> you have been condemned strongly in america for a comment you are said to have made that you wanted israel to be wiped off the map. wiped off the face of the earth. there would be many different interpretations of what you said. you have disputed the meaning that was then translated from the original farsi. let me give you this opportunity to say exactly what you did say, and to say exactly what you did mean. >> we have been condemned in the united states for many things. for having deposed a dictator with the revolution. for having sought freedom and free elections. for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely. in -- for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region. for having stood up against saddam hussein who enjoyed the back of many, we stood up against him. we have been condemned for a great many things because we sa
't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. p>>> president obama will nominate chief of staff jack loo for secretary as soon as tomorrow. he would replace timothy geitner and he is the former director and if confirmed by the senate, it would be president obama's appointment and major battles ahead over the debt limit and reducing the deficit. meantime, new talk from the obama administration that the u.s. could decide to pull all remaining troops out of afghanistan by the end of next year. the deputy natio
the cities of the united states. >> that's what i want to address. because newtown absolutely a despicable, unthinkable act. but we've been seeing in cities across the country from chicago to detroit and to your city of philadelphia, which you've been able to bring down some. these kinds of tragedies happening at a smaller, singular level and men like you and women like mayors that are a part of your group have been trying to get the nation's attention on this for some time. and the mayors against illegal guns have called for criminal background checks for gun buyers and assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. >> these are common sense issues. again, it's been said by many, many people. these military assault-type weapons, there's no reason in the world for a civilian to have one of those weapons. they're for law enforcement and the military. the high capacity clips. again, what do you need them for? what possible appropriate use would there be? the national background check system must be upgraded. states, including pennsylvania, need to populate that with the names of those who shou
. in fact, people with mental illness contribute to only about 4% of violence in the united states. so all the focus on mentally ill people as the source of danger and violence is really a diversion and a distraction from the much larger problem in this country. which is that we have really homicide by firearms as a huge epidemic. 30,000 people every year die by firearms in the united states. 17,000 by the suicide, and 13,000 by homicide. the vast majority of people who die by homicide are not mentally ill. the vast majority are not mentally ill people. >> gail trotter, i want to listen to the exchange that you had with senator whitehouse today. >> ms. trotter, quick question, sarah mckinly, in her home, used the assault weapon that would not have been banned. >> i don't know what type she used. >> well, trust me, it was, and that would not have been banned under the statute. so i think it proves the point with ordinary firearms, not 100-magazine peculiar types of artifacts, people are quite capable of defending themselves. >> gail trotter, the hearing is about legislation that would ban a
to reengage the iranian regime. this is collapsing and this will put the united states in weak position. washington needs to do fast is for president obama to address those segment of society in egypt and libya and tunisia, on the one hand and on the other hand in syria, instead of playing the arbiter between russia a iran and other forces to engage civil society inside syria. these are the forces of change, forces for the future. >> in the confirmation hearing last week, america's new top diplomat sketched out a different roadmap. >> the president understands the stakes and the implications in the middle east. i mean, so much of what we aspire to achieve and what we need to do globally, what we need to do in the migrab and south after sha, south central asia, throughout the gulf. all of this is tied to what can or doesn't happen. with respect israel palestine. >> solving the mideast, of course is a goal the eluded all modern presidents. secretary kerry sees the path to the holy land running through the actual holy land and suggests return to older model, one predating the arab spring.
in uniform and he's been in battle, and he understands war is a last resort and the united states will put all options on the table and will become involved militarily when it needs to become involved, but we have to understand what the implications of that are, and he understands that personally. and i think that he represents the vast majority of military leaders in that regard. >> you know, david, one follow on this. in an interview in march of this year, chuck hagel talking about a war, he said they escalate, they always do and they always will. i don't think we're necessarily locked into two options. in a sense it was a very wise thing to say. sometimes we create false choices, war or no war. is he being nuanced and thoughtful? >> we all want to avoid war in iran. everybody wants to avoid that. it is really a bad option. but to what doug just said, secretaries of defense do not merely execute orders from the president. they are conduits -- they advise the president, and they shape the options that are available to the president. some information reached the president, other informatio
. >>> "outfront" next, the united states prepares new offensive against al qaeda. >>> plus, will she or won't she? hillary clinton, robert reish, a man who has known her since he was 19 years old, reacts to our cnn interview and tells us about a date he had with her. >>> apple will launch a new ipad with a very different price tag. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, attack of the drones. the american government is launching a new war, some of this country's 7500 drones may be about to take off with new targets in their sights. today, nijar's ambassador says he has agreed to let the u.s. military put drones in his country in an effort to gain intelligence on mali, algeria and libya, three spots where we have seen a recent explosion in al qaeda linked attacks on americans. eric schmidt is senior writer for the "new york times" covering terrorism. he broke the story this morning that the u.s. is planning a drone base in niger. the lieutenant general oversaw the first predator drone strike in 2001. in such a crucial question as this war on al qaeda ramps up a
. is willing to pledge that allegiance to our flag. thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. ♪ >> you just heard president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform and "the cycle" has it all covered. luke russert following reaction on capitol hill. we have also got janelle ross from "the huffington post." let's start with peter and the big takeaways here. >> reporter: as you heard, the president now shaking hands out here, this had the same impact of a campaign-style event for this president. recognizes this is the first trip of his second term. he's really trying to deliver on that campaign promise of immigration reform to the community that helped deliver him, his re-election. the latino community. this is the state where 27% of the population is latino and he chose this as the backdrop to deliver the speech today. senior advisers say the intent of the very public campaign to put pressure on the republicans to see this thing through. to finally help pass a bipartisan bill on the issue of immigration. he focused on topics very similar to the ones heard
said the following. >> the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up there. i'm a united states senator. i'm a united states senator. >> reporter: hagel favors direct talks with iran and as well as hamas. and he was one of two senators to vote against sanctioning iran. >> he consistently advocated weakness with respect to our enemies, with respect to the nation of iran. he has opposed sanctions over and over again and the job of the secretary of defense is to be a serious, credible strength and deterrent and, unfortunately i think weakness in a secretary of defense invites could not flick because bulllies don't respect weakness. >> reporter: his defenders point out that chuck hagel valiantly in vietnam. he received two purple hearts there. knows what war is all about but his critics pipt out that was against the surge in iraq. he called it the biggest foreign policy mistake. he warned it would be the biggest foreign policy mistake since vietnam. obviously the surge turned out differently. he will face tough questions about those positions if he will take the helm at the defense
, of what is the overall objective of the united states presence in afghanistan in the years ahead, whether or not the afghan military is capable of achieving those objectives. and i think because it's unclear and it has remained uncleared for so many years, the fundamental answer to that remains very ambiguous. >> so the accelerated withdrawal that ber talking about, does this mean that things are better on the ground in afghanistan, it's at a time when we can pull out our troops without leaving them decimated, or is this all about the u.s. just wants to get out? >> well, i think there's no doubt there's war fatigue in the united states. there's no doubt this war has dragged out from the eyes of many people for far too long, has cost far too many lives -- >> 11 years. >> 11 years. more than 2,000 soldiers killed. billions of dollars spent. and the question is is the united states particularly safer, is afghanistan safer. the short answer to that is yes, to some extent there are. but has the quality of life for afghan people gotten better? and many people make the argument it hasn't. even p
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